Stephanie “Tippi” Hart is originally from Louisiana where she received her bachelor’s and her master’s in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Theatre and Performance of the Americas at Arizona State University. Her work combines her backgrounds of theatre, dance, and stage combat and is rooted in embodied learning and kinesthetic storytelling. She is a director, choreographer (dance, fight, and intimacy), dancer, stage combatant, and actor. She has studied internationally with Kawa:wi Dance Theatre in Canada and the Ostrenko Brothers in Austria and was the assistant artistic director for Phoenix’s professional company CaZo Dance Theatre. Tippi is excited to begin the next leg of her journey with VCU.